Deb Lord has been an integral part of the Huron Perth Executive for over 24 years. The U21 HP Fastball Championship trophy has been named in Deb's honor.
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Deb Lord Appreciation Oct 25, 2022
Deb, your Cub Pack is so very happy to hear this award is being named in your honour. There is no one more deserving. You have modeled so many great attributes over the years, and collectively, we have always been proud to be a part of your team – even when there were many running drills. You have nurtured special relationships with your players and earned the respect of many.
From navigating the rules, making tough decisions on and off the diamond, and always being a voice of reason, a cheerleader and an inspiration, Deb stands in your corner, and shows you what you are capable of. No one believes in her team more than Deb. And it shows.
We feel blessed that we have been able to play fastball for 30 plus years all because you have continued to step up and coach, volunteering your time and knowledge to help us be the best we can be. Thank you for bringing the team together each year. These memories will last a lifetime.
A great coach motivates, builds confidence, reinforces good sportsmanship, encourages teamwork, instills a love of learning and inspires players to reach their goals. There is no better way to define Deb. Thank you for being an amazing leader, mentor and friend.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honour. The Cubs are so very proud of you!!
Deb Lord, coach, leader, player, community organizer, friend. We can use a lot of words to describe Deb.
Deb has played and coached fastball for a great many years developing a love for the game. During her playing career, Deb played for the Crediton Cowgirls fastball team and slo pitch.
Deb began her coaching career in 1987 when her son, Brayden was in tee ball. She and her husband, Dick coached together at that time. She continued on coaching her daughter, Amber and has never stopped. Deb’s coaching accomplishments include leading the Cubs to an Ontario Rural Softball Association championship in 2000. They were ORSA finalists and captured both the Huron Perth regular season and playoff championship in 2001. The Cubs from there would move up to intermediate league play in the Tri County Girls Fastball league where they have travelled much of southwestern Ontario for league play and tournaments. Deb led the Cubs to a regular season league and tournament championship in 2014. She has been voted by the other teams as an All Star game coach for the TGFL. Deb is a well liked and respected coach. She has coached in the TGFL for over 20 years and is well known for her positive and winning coaching style.
Deb also has been a tireless volunteer for Crediton Minor Ball and the local community. She is part of the Crediton Community Centre Improvement Committee. This committee has raised funds to enhance the community centre/ball diamond and contribute towards Minor Ball initiatives. She was one of the key people in building the beautiful ball park in Crediton today. Deb has
previously been involved with the Great Community Challenges, helping to organize a multi-day fun ball tournament to raise money for local playgrounds and sports. Crediton and the South Huron community is very dear to her heart.
Deb’s contributions to the Huron Perth Fastball League are enormous. She served as Secretary Treasurer of Huron Perth since 1998. She continues to serve on the executive as treasurer. She has played an integral part in the growth of the league. Deb is an inspiration to all of us. You are a role model, leader and a great ambassador of the game of softball. We want to thank you for your commitment to the game and for leading us. This trophy is a tribute from us to you to say thanks. Thank you Deb!